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Op-Ed: Me-too journalism challenges credibility

New York - In recent weeks the public has been bombarded with false reports carried as the lead stories on respected journalism venues. The claimed release of 200 kidnapped Nigerian girls was one.

Nigeria officially Ebola free: World Health Organization

Abuja - The World Health Organization on Monday declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days -- or two incubation periods -- without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus."The virus is gone for now.

Anxious wait for Nigeria girls after Boko Haram 'deal'

Abuja - Relatives of Nigeria's kidnapped schoolgirls on Saturday dared voice cautious hope of seeing the teenagers finally freed after officials claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants.

Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants

Abuja - Officials and campaigners on Saturday anxiously awaited further news about the fate of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls after Nigeria claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants to secure their release.

Nigeria claims deal with Boko Haram on ceasefire, kidnapped girls

Abuja - Nigeria on Friday claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls but doubts immediately surrounded the purported breakthrough.

Protesters mark six months since Nigerian schoolgirls' kidnap

Abuja - Protesters calling for the release of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants were set Tuesday to mark the six-month anniversary of their abduction with a march on the presidency.

Russian Health Minister: Three Ebola vaccines six months away

Moscow - On Saturday, Russian Health Minister, Veronika Skvortsova disclosed to journalists that three Ebola vaccines will be ready within the next six months.

27 Chinese and local hostages released in Cameroon

Yaound - Ten Chinese and 17 local hostages have been released in Cameroon, where they were kidnapped earlier this year in raids blamed on the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, Cameroon's president said Saturday.

Is Nigeria clear from Ebola?

Abuja - Following around two dozen cases of Ebola, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country appears to have stopped the virus from spreading further.

Boko Haram leader dismisses claims of his death in new video

Kano - Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau dismissed Nigerian military claims of his death in a new video obtained by AFP on Thursday and said the militants had implemented strict Islamic law in captured towns."Here I am, alive.

Boko Haram dims hopes of oil-fuelled revival of north Nigeria

Lagos - Social and economic development has long been touted as the way to revive the fortunes of Nigeria's impoverished north and prevent legions of disaffected young men turning to radical Islam.

Doubts linger over claims of Boko Haram leader's death

Lagos - A Nigerian military claim that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead was dismissed as propaganda on Thursday by analysts, who said that even if true it was unlikely to undermine the militants.

Nigeria military claims Boko Haram leader dead

Abuja - Nigeria's military on Wednesday claimed for the first time that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead, as it said troops had killed a lookalike who had been posing as the militant commander.

Nigeria preacher says cooperating after fatal building collapse

Lagos - Nigerian preacher TB Joshua on Thursday broke his silence over a building collapse that killed 80 at his Lagos megachurch but denied lack of cooperation and stuck to his theory of possible aerial sabotage.

Torture 'routine' in Nigeria police, military: Amnesty

Abuja - From electric shocks and sexual violence to ripping out nails and teeth to extract confessions, torture has become so commonplace in Nigeria's criminal justice system that some police stations have an officer in charge of the practice, Amnesty Internat...

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

Kano - Boko Haram insurgents have been blamed after at least 13 people died during a shoot-out between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in northern Nigeria.

Boko Haram blamed as 13 die in Nigeria college shooting, blast

Kano - Boko Haram insurgents were blamed on Wednesday after at least 13 people were killed during a shoot-out between police and suspected suicide bombers at a teacher training college in northern Nigeria.

Nigerian preacher under pressure over fatal church collapse

Lagos - A popular Nigerian preacher and televangelist was under mounting pressure on Wednesday to co-operate with the authorities after a fatal building collapse in Lagos that claimed at least 67 lives.

67 South Africans dead in Lagos building collapse

Lagos - South Africa's president announced Tuesday that 67 of his compatriots were among scores of worshippers killed in the collapse of a popular and controversial Nigerian megachurch.

12 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny: court martial

Abuja - Twelve Nigerian soldiers were on Tuesday sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this year.

Nigerian preacher suggests sabotage over deadly building collapse

Lagos - Nigerian preacher and televangelist TB Joshua on Sunday linked a deadly building collapse at his Lagos megachurch to a suspicious aircraft but rescue workers ruled out the theory of foul play.

Boko Haram attack market in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Boko Haram insurgents attacked a market outside the key northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, local people who witnessed the incident told AFP on Saturday.About 50 gunmen on motorbikes stormed the weekly market in Ngom village, some 20 kilometres (12.

Boko Haram have 'surrounded' Nigeria's Maiduguri, say elders

Kano - Boko Haram fighters have surrounded the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri and are preparing an imminent takeover, an influential regional group claimed on Thursday, calling for military reinforcements.

Cameroon army 'kills more than 100 Boko Haram fighters'

Yaound - Cameroon said its soldiers had killed "more than 100" Boko Haram fighters during an attempted incursion by the Nigeria-based Islamist insurgents, while across the border thousands continued to flee the group's advances.

Niger court backs arrest of parliament head in baby probe

Niamey - The top court in Niger has given the green light for the arrest of the country's parliamentary leader, who is accused of involvement in an international baby-trafficking network, it was announced.

Op-Ed: U.S. must create quarantine procedures to avoid confusion, chaos

ABC News reports that a Nigerian diplomat fled from Ebola quarantine in Lagos to Port Harcourt. Does the U.S. have a plan in place for putting its citizens in mandatory quarantine in the event of exposure to a lethal virus? It needs to!

U.S. warns Nigeria that Boko Haram violence threatens its future

Abuja - The United States on Thursday said it was concerned by increasing Boko Haram violence and territorial gains in Nigeria, warning that the deteriorating situation threatened the African giant's future.

Nigeria, allies call for help to stop Boko Haram funding, arming

Abuja - Nigeria and its regional allies on Wednesday called for greater international support to shut down Boko Haram's weapons and funding supply as concern mounted at the group's rapid recent land grab.

Cameroon troops shell Boko Haram camp inside Nigeria

Yaound - Cameroon's army has attacked the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, shelling one of their camps across the border and killing "many" fighters, a security official said on Thursday.

Boko Haram seizes more towns in NE Nigeria as 'army flees'

Kano - Boko Haram on Tuesday attempted to blow up a bridge on the Nigerian border with Cameroon after overrunning two towns and sending residents and soldiers fleeing, police and locals said.
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